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Rand completes acquisition of American Steamship Company

JERSEY CITY, N.J.- Rand Logistics, Inc. today announced it has completed the acquisition of American Steamship Company (ASC) from GATX Corporation. Rand is a portfolio company of American Industrial Partners (AIP) and provides dry bulk shipping services throughout the Great Lakes region. The combination of Rand and ASC moves almost 50 million tons annually of dry bulk

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Termont Montreal places order with Liebherr for STS and RMG cranes

Killarney, Ireland – Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd. Announced it continues its recent success in Canada with an order for one ship to shore (STS) container crane and one rail mounted gantry (RMG) crane for Termont Montreal Inc. The new STS and RMG cranes will operate at Termont’s Viau Terminal. The terminal opened in 2016 and

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Global Marine Travel working on efficient crew repatriation

Each month about 150,000 seafarers need to be changed over to and from the ships which they operate to ensure compliance with international maritime regulations which ensures crew safety, health and welfare, and the prevention of fatigue. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a large number of seafarers extending their service onboard ships after

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ECSA and ETF request EU coordination on implementing IMO Framework for ensuring safe ship crew changes

The European Community Shipowners association (ECSA)and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) sent a joint letter to the European Commissioner for Transport, requesting her assistance in ensuring EU-wide coordination on implementing the IMO’s ‘Framework of Protocols for ensuring safe ship crew changes and travel during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic’. The IMO recently published the 12-point

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Construction begins of new $1 billion Soo Lock

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announced that the new lock at the Soo project is on schedule as construction for phase one of the nearly $1 billion project began last week. Trade West Construction, Inc., began to move equipment to the site on May 4 and will begin deepening the upstream approach

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Canada’s Ocean Supercluster to Invest up to $35M in New Accelerated Ocean Solutions Program

ST. JOHN’S– Canada’s Ocean Supercluster (OSC) announced today a Canada-wide Call for Proposals for its new Accelerated Ocean Solutions Program (Program). Through the Program, the supercluster will invest up to $35 million in short-term ocean projects that will help stimulate the economy during this challenging time. This will supplement the OSC’s core programs in Technology Leadership and Innovation

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Five U.S. Great Lakes ports win SLSDC awards

The U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation(SLSDC) has announced that five U.S. ports in the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System received the agency’s Robert J. Lewis Pacesetter Award for registering increases in international cargo tonnage shipped through their ports during the 2019 navigation season. The winners are the Port of Chicago, Duluth Seaway Port

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